Diveheart Documentary Premiere | Positively Naperville


Above / “Adapting to Dive: A Diveheart Documentary” was filmed in Cozumel, Mexico. (Photo courtesy Diveheart)
Original Post, May 5, 2022 / Diveheart, a Downers Grove-based nonprofit, and David Marsh, a Los Angeles filmmaker, will present the world premiere of the documentary called “Adapting To Dive” at 6:30PM Wed., May 18, 2022, at Classic Cinemas Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., in Downers Grove.
Since 2001, Diveheart founder and president, Jim Elliott, has been helping youth, veterans, and others with disabilities through adaptive scuba and scuba therapy.
Last year, Marsh went on a Diveheart scuba adventure trip to Cozumel, Mexico, to capture the spirit of the Diveheart mission and vision. And this year, the film’s online promotion encourages audiences to “Experience this filmmaker’s life-changing journey about adaptive scuba, love, loss and discovery.”

A little deeper into the transformational experience…

Filmmaker Marsh experienced a transformational journey while doing the film after losing his son to an overdose just seven days before the trip.

“David Marsh is amazing and awesome,” said Elliott. “Despite his loss and grief, he soldiered on and captured the spirit, love, and hope that emerges from every Diveheart trip. He really captured the essence of our mission and shared the real-life experience of what Diveheart does to help those with disabilities experience freedom underwater.”

Editor’s Note / Back in the early 2000s when Diveheart was just beginning, we were invited to sessions that Jim Elliott held in the swimming pool at the Holiday Inn Select before the hotel on Diehl Road in Naperville became the Marriot Chicago. The story of Diveheart and how its mission has touched lives during the past 22 years is indeed remarkable.

Elliott’s dedication and Diveheart programs provide adaptive scuba diving programs open to any youth, adult, or veteran with a disability.

“Underwater, the weightless wonder of the water column gives wheelchair users and others with disabilities freedom from gravity where their chronic pain has been known to evaporate,” Elliott explains.

Thanks to Elliott, participants develop confidence, independence, and self-esteem, as well as other physical and psychological benefits.

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